Water Conservation


The faucet flow rate shows the amount of water that goes through thefaucet/tap after a given time. In the United States, the flow rate ismeasured in gallons per minute or liter per minute. A bigger flowrate indicates large consumption of water. In the United States, therecommended flow rate is set at 1.5 gallons per minute that isequivalent to 5.68 litres per minute that regulates pressure andenhance minimization of water consumption.

After conducting the bucket test, I determined that the faucet flowrate was 18 litres per minute. In any particular day, I found outthat I utilized water in five different ways while at home thattranslated to an average of 15 litres per use. I utilized water tobath, clean clothes and dishes, water the garden. It translated to anaverage of 75 litres a day that translated to 27375 litres in a year.

In order to conserve water, I will ensure that I turn off water afterI wet my brush after wetting my toothbrush as I clean my teeth. Apartfrom that, Taking shorter showers will help in reducing water loss.Shorter showers refer to the act of trying to cut down on waterwastage by turning water flow after soaping up and then turning it onto rinse myself. Additionally, when washing dishes by hand, I willensure that I don’t leave the water running for rinsing. Lastly,when cleaning vegetables, I will make sure that I don’t leave thefaucet running. The best way to rinse the vegetables is in a cleanpan of water.

To conserve water, I will make sure that I only use my dishwasher andclothes washer for only full loads. It will ensure optimum use ofwater. In addition, I will minimize the use of the kitchen sinkgarbage disposal units that require lots of waters.

In summary, changing individual behaviors go a long way to helping inwater conservation efforts. Therefore this gospel should be spreadall over the world.